Junior PGA Championship

One of golf’s major championships for juniors; the Junior PGA Championship is where the best junior golfers in the United States and abroad get their start. The Championship celebrates its 45th anniversary. The dates for the national championships are below:

Boys Junior PGA Championship: July 12-15, 2021 – Kearney Hills Golf Links – Lexington, Kentucky

Girls Junior PGA Championship: July 27-July 30, 2021 – Valhalla Golf Club – Louisville, Kentucky

To be eligible for the National Junior PGA Championship, one must:

  1. Be the top 2 Boys or Girls from the Philadelphia Junior PGA Championship.  Successful qualifiers must be residents of the Philadelphia PGA Section. Qualifiers are identified based on the 2 lowest gross scores in the 13-18 age division.

To be eligible for the Philadelphia Boys Junior PGA Championship, one must:

  1. Finish in top third (1/3) of all Boys 13-18 at 1 of 4  local qualifiers.
  2. Qualifiers from the previous National Junior PGA Championship are exempt.
  3. Have a national ranking in the top 200 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek or AJGA Rolex Rankings as of January 1st.
  4. Finish in the previous years’ top 3 on the Player of the Year Points list for the Boys 16-18, Boys 13-15, Girls 16-18 and Girls 13-15 Division on the Philadelphia Section PGA Junior Tour.
  5. Be the previous years’ Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware high school individual state champion.
  6. Be the previous years’ junior champion from an SRGA (State and Regional Golf Associations) which include:
    1. GAP – Junior Boys Championship
    2. PA Golf Association – Junior Boys Championship
    3. NJ State Golf Assoc. – Junior Boys Championship
    4. DE State Golf Assoc. – Junior Championships

To be eligible for the Philadelphia Girls Junior PGA Championship, one must:

  1. Register! The Philadelphia Girls Junior PGA Championship is an open event and first come, first serve. The event is open to all Girls 13-18.

Philadelphia Section Junior PGA Champions

 

2020 & 2021 Philadelphia Boys Junior PGA Champion Nicholas Ciocca (Berwyn, PA) pictured here at Valley Country Club after the 2021 championship. Ciocca fired a 67 (-3) to win the weather-shortened event

 

2021 Philadelphia Girls Junior PGA Champion Angelina Tolentino (Mount Laurel, NJ) pictured at Commonwealth National Golf Club after the 2021 championship. Tolentino shot a 68 (-4) to win the weather-shortened event

 

 

Boys 13-18

YearSiteChampionScore
2021Valley CCNicholas Ciocca67 (Weather Shortened Event)
2020Bellewood CCNicholas Ciocca71 - 74 = 145
2019The Springhaven ClubAustin Barbin70 - 70 = 140
2018The Springhaven ClubPatrick Sheehan71 - 72 = 143
2017 Concord CCJoe Parrini71 - 65 = 136
2016Whitford CCKyle Vance71 - 69 = 140
2015Blue Bell CCJoshua Madarang71 - 70 =141
2014North Hills CCVinay Ramesh71 - 72 = 143
2013North Hills CCIsaiah Logue71 - 73 = 144
2012Concord CCBraden Shattuck70 - 70 - 140
2011Concord CCBraden Shattuck66 - 68 = 134
2010Kennett Square Golf & CCScott Jaster73 - 73 = 146
2009French Creek GCPeter Eiler70 - 69 = 139
2008LuLu CCPeter Eiler71 - 71 = 142
2007Mike Amole76 - 73 = 149
2006David Sanders69 - 70 = 139
2005Michael Burkhart70
2004Conrad Von Borsig69
2003Conrad Von Borsig69
2002Patrick Rutter70
2001Kevin Kaufman74
2000Christopher Binder72

Girls 13-18

YearSiteChampionScore
2021Commonwealth National Golf ClubAngelina Tolentino68
2020Old York Road CCRained Out
2019Bellewood CCSamantha Yao68
2018Riverton CCJennifer Cleary67 - 73 = 140
2017Penn Oaks GCKaitlyn Lees74 - 72 = 146
2016Lu Lu CCChristine Shao76 - 69 = 145
2015Applecross CCBrynn Walker75 - 67 = 142
2014Meadowlands CCJackie Rogowicz74 - 71 = 145
2013Meadowlands CCJackie Rogowicz79 - 67 = 146
2012Concord CCErica Herr75 - 73 = 148
2011Concord CCErica Herr75 - 76 = 151
2010Kennett Square Golf & CCSara Jackson79 - 81 = 160
2009French Creek GCStani Schiavone76 - 72 = 148
2008LuLu CCAlli Weaver76 - 75 = 151
2007Samantha Arena80 - 80 = 160
2006Victoria Arena75 - 72 = 147
2005Angela Oh79 - 71 = 150
2004Angela Oh74 - 73 = 147
2003Carly Hunt81 - 74 = 155
2002Carly Hunt78 - 74 = 152
2001Jamee Plastow78 - 80 = 158
2000Jamee Plastow76